Analysis of Content
[a2r] Hieronymus: [Letter addressed to] Paulinus. ‘Epistola sancti Iheronimi ad Paulinum presbiterum de omnibus diuine historie libris'. Pref. no. 1.
[a5v] [Gn–II Par.] Preceded by Jerome's preface.
[B5v] [I–II Esr.] Preceded by Jerome's preface.
[C9v] [III–IV Esr.]
[G1r] [Tb–Est.] Preceded by Jerome's preface.
[I1r] [Iob.] ‘Alius prologus'. Pref. no. 3; preceded by the Prologus sancti Hieronymi in libro Iob and followed by Iob.
[K4v] [Ps (G).] ‘Liber ymnorum vel soliloquiorum'. Preceded by the first of Jerome's prefaces only.
[P3r] [Ecl.] ‘Prologus in ecclesiasten'. Pref. no. 6, followed by Ecl.
[aa5v] [Bar.] ‘Prefatio in librum Baruch'. Pref. no. 10; followed by Bar.
[hh3v] Hieronymus: ‘Prologus . . . in libros Machabeorum'. Pref. no. 31, followed by I–II Mcc.
[mm1v] [Mt.] ‘Argumentum in euangelium secundum Matheum'. Pref. no. 34; preceded by Jerome's prologue and followed by Mt.
[nn8v] [Mc.] ‘Prologus in euangelium secundum Marcum'. Pref. no. 36, followed by Mc.
[oo9v] Hieronymus: ‘Prefatio . . . in euangelium secundum Lucam'. Pref. no. 37, followed by Lc, where verses 1-4 are called ‘Prohemium'.
[qq8r] [Io.] ‘Prologus in euangelium secundum Iohannem'. Pref. no. 38, followed by Io.
[ss2v] Hieronymus: ‘Prefacio . . . in omnes epistolas sancti Pauli'.
[ss3r] ‘Prologus specialis in epistolam ad Romanos'. Pref. no. 39.
[ss3v] [Rm–Hbr.] Rm–Hbr, each letter preceded by an ‘argumentum', referred to as ‘prologus' in the case of I–II Cor and Gal.
[yy1v] Hieronymus: ‘Prefatio . . . in librum Actuum apostolorum'. Pref. no. 42, followed by Act.
[zz10r] Hieronymus: ‘Prologus . . . in epistolas canonicas'. Pref. no. 44, followed by Iac–Iud, each letter preceded by an ‘argumentum'.
[AA8r] ‘Prologus beati Iohannis in Apocalipsim'. Pref. no. 50, followed by Apc. Preface ascribed to Hieronymus in this edition.
Imprint: [Cologne: Conrad Winters, de Homborch, not after 1477]. Folio.
Collation: [* ** *** a–h10 i8 k–n10 o8 p–v10 x8+1 y z A–C10 D E8 F6 G–Z aa bb10 cc dd8 ee–ii10 kk ll6 mm–zz AA10 BB8].
GW: GW 4226 (Anm.);
Hain: HC 3040;
Goff: Goff B‑551;
BMC: BMC I 246;
Proctor: Pr 1174;
Others: Hillard 379; Sheppard 890; Voulliéme, Köln, 250 and 1123.
Copy number: B-260(1)
Bound in two volumes (Gn–Ps; Prv–Apc).
Wanting the blank leaf [N10].
Binding: Nineteenth-century blind-tooled calf imitating earlier style; blind stamp of the Bodleian Library on both covers.
Size: 310 × 230 × 90 and 310 × 230 × 83 mm.
Size of leaf: 287 × 209 mm.
Manuscript tables of contents on front endleaf of both volumes. Occasional early marginal notes and corrections. At the end of vol. 2 are bound 39 manuscript leaves on different paper ([1-310 44-1 56]) containing [Stephen Langton's] ‘Interpretaciones de hebreo siroque ad latinum per alphabetum latinarum litterarum' in a fifteenth-century hand, incipit: ‘Interpretaciones per A litteram. Aac apprehendens vel apprehensio . . .'; i.e. Pref. no. 65. The manuscript heading ‘Tabula compendiosa omnium librorum biblie' on [*2r].
In the Tabula, principal initials are supplied in red or blue with pen-flourishing in grey. Other initials are supplied in red or blue; headings in blue or red; red paragraph marks, capital strokes, and underlining. Other principal initials are supplied in red or blue, occasionally with floral decoration (foliate staff) in beige, green, and blue and infill in brown, blue, and beige, and pen-flourishing extending into the inner margin in blue or red; on [O2r] an uncoloured drawing for a painted initial. Initials are supplied in red or blue; red headings, paragraph marks, capital strokes, and underlining. On [BB7r] drawing of a cross by the rubricator lettered ‘Deus meus et omnia'.
Provenance: Erased ownership inscription on [*2r] of the Tabula and on [O2r]: ‘Conu[entus] [unread placename] f[ra]trum min[orum] Recoll[ectorum]'. Purchased for £47. 5. 0; see Books Purchased (1808), 1.
SHELFMARK: Auct. M 3.4,5.
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